A maker of accessories for the original Nintendo Wii may have revealed a big clue as to the release date of the follow-up console, the Wii U which is yet to be officially dated and priced.
PDP (Performance Designed Products) has publically announced in a statement that it will be releasing peripherals for the Epic Mickey II game on November the 18th. This suggest that the Nintendo Wii U will be released on this day or at some time between before then and after the recently announced ‘Preview Event’ which takes place on September 13th in New York City, when the official word will finally be given and Nintendo fans go into frenzy for what will undoubtedly be one of the most wanted gadgets from Santa’s workshop (by way of Japan) this Christmas.
Nintendo stockist Gamestop has been quick to shun the claims saying that PDP doesn’t have the information on which to base its announcement.
Interestingly, it’s been noted that Nintendo’s last two North American home console launches have happened in November – with the GameCube going on sale on November the 18th 2001 and the classic Wii starting its sell-out run five years later on November the 19th.
The Nintendo Wii U doesn’t seem to want to stay in the box until playtime officially begins and already Blockbuster has leaked the name of 25 potential release day titles while Amazon has shown off the box art for a number of anticipation Ubisoft published titles including Assassin’s Creed III.